Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Soy Chunks Kurma

          Soy is another way to get protein in our diet, either in the form of soy milk,soy chunks, soy beans or tofu. Many of us don't like the taste of soy milk or soy beans, at least in my home. But soy chunks and tofu are acceptable if cooked in kurmas or added to noodles or rice. This recipe is once again a very easy one, with minimum ingredients, but tastes great..

Need To Have
  • Soy chunks - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium 
  • Green Pepper Or Capsicum - 1 small 
  • Tomato Puree - 4 tablespoon
  • Garlic - 3 cloves
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seed Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seed Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Coconut Paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander Leaves - to garnish

          Wash the soy chunks two or three times. Chop the onion, garlic and the green pepper. Heat oil in a pressure pan, add the onion, garlic and green pepper, saute for a few mins. Add the tomato puree, saute well, add all the powders and coconut paste, mix well. Add the curry leaves, mix, add the soy chunks, add enough water to cook the soy ( about three cups or more), add salt, pressure cook for 1/2 the time you take to cook rice. It's done, garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it with rotis or any rice. I didn't have coriander leaves that day, so left it out.

Alternatively you can soak the soy chunks in boiling hot water for 30 mins, then proceed with the recipe and avoid the pressure pan.
Don't leave out the green pepper, it gives a nice flavor to the dish.
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  1. Hema,

    Awesome work and Remember I am following this blog now and will expect most of these dishes when I visit you guys next time.


  2. Soya chunk kurma looks superb and healthy..

  3. First time here,following you dear.Please do drop a my space.Kurma looks healthy and delicious...

  4. hi i am priyanka,
    it is superb to look at all the dishes what you have done.i hope you may do many dishes .i wish you and your family a happy pongal